Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

A lovely muffin from Irma Rombauer's wonderful book, "The Joy of Cooking".

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line standard muffin tin with paper cups, or grease thoroughly.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, yogurt, brown sugar, oil, vanilla, and cinnamon (if using).
  4. Carefully add flour mixture, blending just until moistened. (Resist the urge to over-mix! Batter is not suppose to be smooth).
  5. Divide batter among the muffin cups. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in one of the muffins comes out clean.
  6. While the muffins are backing, melt the butter in a small bowl. In a separate small, shallow bowl, combine white sugar and cinnamon.
  7. As soon as the muffins are finished baking, dip them one at a time into the melted butter. Roll (if using paper muffin cups: dip) them in the cinnamon sugar mixture, then set on a rack to cool.
  8. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

DELICIOUS! These taste kind of like a snickerdoodle, which I happen to adore. I did add more cinnamon, probably close to a tablespoon, and I used more in the topping as well, again probably close to a tablespoon. I had a little leftover butter but barely enough cinnamon/sugar, so next time I would probably use 3 T. butter and increase the cinnamon/sugar by half. These are just fantastic, I will absolutely be making them again. Made for PAC Spring '11.

RSL March 17, 2011

I have made this recipe several times now, and everyone loves it. I have tweaked it a little bit; I put 1 Tbsp Cinnamon and 1 1/2 tsp vanilla, and instead of the melted butter/cinnamon sugar I use sugar gems for sparkle and a yummy crunchy topping.

irishscorpio January 20, 2013

These were FANTASTIC! Everything seemed to work out to the perfect proportions for me :) . I did add cinnamon (1 tbls.) to the muffin itself. made for Spring PAC,2011.

kellychris March 25, 2011

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